CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION CENTER (CTIC) LAUNCHES NEW
CONSERVATION INFORMATION WEBSITE
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (December 12, 2018)—The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), a clearinghouse of information on conservation farming practices, has launched its brand-new website at www.ctic.org
. The easy-to-search, simple-to-navigate site contains thousands of documents and links to information on conservation farming systems. Among the highlights are:
CTIC's interim executive director, Dave Gustafson, points out that creating a new www.ctic.org site is central to the Center's mission.
"For more than 30 years, CTIC has gathered and shared the latest information on practices that can help farmers build their soils, reduce their costs, and farm in ways that are more economically sustainable and environmentally beneficial," Gustafson says. "Information is at the heart of our Inform, Connect, Champion credo. We've brought together the leading experts from farms, universities, government agencies, agribusiness and the non-profit world and created a one-stop shop for the insight that they have all brought to the table."
Gustafson adds that the internet offers a perfect tool for CTIC's information-sharing efforts.
"Back in the early '90s, before the world wide web and browsers, we were trying to craft systems that would use dial-in messaging capabilities of the time to allow people to find the information they were looking for on no-till and crop residue management," he notes. "At the time, it was cutting edge, though now it seems so primitive. Today, we can use the web to deliver documents, videos, data—anything people could want to know about conservation systems. It's the perfect time for us to create a new site and put people in touch with our treasure trove of information."
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The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) is a national public-private partnership that includes farmers, policy makers, regulators, academic researchers, agribusiness leaders, conservation group personnel, farm media and others. CTIC's mission is to champion, promote and provide information on technologies and sustainable agricultural systems that conserve and enhance soil, water, air and wildlife resources and are productive and profitable. CTIC is supported in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other public entities.